＃When I returned, my family was ruined (179)
I could smell the rotten corpse of me.
A large body measuring up to 3m. Behind the death knight, the headless knights who had become dead were flocking together.
‘You’ve gone as far as you can.’
It occurred to me that a cornered rat might choose an extreme option. Although I didn’t know that this was a way to summon high-ranking undead with everyone watching with their own eyes.
‘Anyway, it’s been a while.’
That undead was something I had seen in my previous life.
When humans were badly pushed out in the Balaur War, they even used necromancy to reinforce the dwindling number of troops.
Certainly, high-ranking undead like death knights were very useful in war.
Even the dragon people came back to life as dead when they were decapitated by an undead sword. Although he may be less useful than when he was alive, there was no better way to fill his head.
Despite using all kinds of tactics…
‘In the end, we were pushed out.’
The method of competing based on volume was bound to come with clear limitations. Even high-level undead, such as death knights or lichs, could not extract high-quality minions indefinitely.
At first, you may get the same results as Dullahan, but later on, even if you kill a knight, low-level undead like skeletons will appear.
This was because not only was death energy, the energy utilized by the undead, not an infinite resource, but there was also a limit to the number of individuals each undead could control.
Crucially, each and every one of the high-ranking dragons was a walking disaster.
It could be said that they were beings that even high-level undead could not deal with.
‘It’s the same with the Death Knight.’
The level of a death knight was greatly influenced by the level of the knight used as material.
‘You didn’t use a very high-level article.’
If a knight who had reached the level of a transcendentalist had been used as material, he would have felt great pressure. However, the death knight approaching now did not seem that strong.
I raised my sword.
‘Take care of it in one shot.’
A death knight is an entity that possesses intelligence. If he realized that his opponent was formidable, there was a high possibility that he would increase his retinue by killing other knights instead of dealing with him.
The mana inside trembled.
The third type used is the vibration type.
It felt much more comfortable than before. One of the reasons may be that the body is gradually adapting to technology, and one’s level is gradually increasing.
resonance. wave. cycle. flowering.
The last of the four stages, the state of enlightenment, did not seem that far away. To fully understand fire. That was the final step to the next level, and in this life, Ethan signed a contract with the Fire Lord and went through a process of thoroughly examining what the true flame was.
It’s been a little over a year since I returned.
In such a situation, flowering is just around the corner. Compared to my previous life, this was a shockingly fast growth rate.
In my previous life, I started holding a sword around the age of five and only reached the state of enlightenment when I was in my mid-twenties.
Of course, inexplicable regression played the biggest role in getting me this far in about a year in this life. It was a great benefit to remember my past life. As soon as I cut the sword with the vibrating trick…
Because I have gained a power so powerful that I can burn down all the Death Knights and undead that come close to me. High-temperature white flames clung to the bodies of the group of corpses.
It was powerful enough to instantly melt even high-level undead such as Dullahan. Even the Death Knight could not avoid fatal wounds. Although the dark red spirit tenaciously resisted the white flame, one of the fundamental powers of the flame was purification. The energy of death was slowly losing its power.
The new sword drew a single point.
The sword cut gently into the man’s waist in one fell swoop.
The undead with his upper and lower body separated fell to the floor. The body continued to twitch, but could not get up again.
Everyone’s eyes focused on one place. The death knight’s body… no, the ashes of what was once undead.
“oh my god…!”
“The Death Knight in one hit?”
Wasn’t he the one who wiped out the knights with great power just a moment ago?
I had heard that the duke was strong, but this was the first time I had actually witnessed that strength. I couldn’t help but express my astonishment beyond surprise at the strength beyond imagination.
And everyone realized.
The fact is that there is absolutely no chance of Aguiles winning this territory war. The power of the commander, Duke Ethan, is astounding.
What if the power of the knights who have now rushed to the doorstep of the outer castle gate is combined with this?
All that was left was massacre.
The soldiers quickly put down their weapons. The divine status of a duke who killed a death knight and a group of undead with a single sword.
For the soldiers, it was like a legendary saga that only appears in history books. One who cannot be opposed. All we can hope for is mercy.
In a situation where everyone’s morale quickly took a turn for the worst, there was only one person smiling.
The Sogami of Agiles smiled in repentance.
Duke of Ethan.
He was a man of great power. That was a fact he also knew. Last time I visited Ardan with Theron. Didn’t you clearly witness his bravery against Volfar?
Not only that, the sword strike that purified even Theron with a single sword was still vivid in his memory.
That’s why I didn’t let down my guard until the moment I summoned the Death Knight. Not only was the material used not of the best quality, but I did not think that I could win this Territory Battle with just the Death Knight.
Felix smiled as if he had lost his mind. It was a voice that sounded like it was crying out in despair, as if it had given up on everything.
‘…Is it over?’
‘As expected, Duke Ethan’s power is enormous.’
‘It’s just as rumored.’
The faces of the retainers near him hardened.
Defeat in the Battle of Yeongji meant death. Although ordinary people might be spared, there was little chance of leaving even high-ranking people like themselves behind.
Even if it were just them, if they were to win the Territory Battle, they would have thought of uprooting the stagnant stones first.
Ethan glanced at Felix.
There is something.
Otherwise, it would have been normal for his pupils to be filled with despair by now. Since he was the one who openly summoned the Death Knight, it wasn’t surprising that he had prepared even more evil magic.
It was then.
A loud round of applause was heard.
Felix was smiling brightly and applauding Ethan.
It was a truly bizarre reaction.
“also! The Duke’s power is truly amazing! To defeat a death knight in one blow… it was truly an amazing sight.”
“Wash your neck and wait.”
“Unfortunately, I don’t think that will work.”
Felix began to smile slyly. It was that moment. The castle walls trembled. In an instant, an enormous amount of fraud was gathering in one place. The one at the center was Felix.
“I knew the duke’s weakness.”
“Unique swordsmanship. That seems like a lot of strain on the body… no? “It was definitely like that last time.”
Felix’s eyes lit up. A sword strike that defeated a death knight in one blow. It was exactly the same as the sword strike that purified Theron. At that time, the duke’s face had faded to the point where it could no longer be pure white.
It was definitely a difficult swordsmanship. Otherwise, there is no way a young man in his twenties could defeat a death knight in one blow.
“It’s still the same now. “The duke is truly a fearsome knight…”
Even as he spoke, his body was engulfed in darkness. Ethan frowned at the sight.
Because I vaguely realized what that meant.
‘What a crazy guy.’
Skin that is rapidly decaying. Pupils filled with emptiness. Even the vitality disappearing from the whole body.
The Sogaju of Agiles was turning her own body into an undead.
And that too by using fraud on a scale that is unimaginable.
“Sogaju! “What on earth is this?”
The vassals around him expressed their astonishment. Sogaju turns into undead? This was a fact that not even they were aware of.
“Who did you sacrifice?”
―Ah, is that what you thought when you saw this enormous fraud? It’s a sacrifice… Strictly speaking, I didn’t make it, Duke.
An unpleasant voice buzzed.
Before we knew it, Felix had turned into a lich, a high-ranking undead.
―It is merely the result of research that has been continued since our predecessors.
It was a pitchless voice. Felix raised his hand in an answer that felt even languid.
Research that has been passed down from previous generations.
Perhaps it was the thought that one day he might be able to use forbidden magic. Aguiles conducted numerous human experiments, steadily collected fraud, and kept it very secret.
Although he was called the head of the small family, he was able to actually run the family.
Felix was able to find the fruits of his research.
It was just an undead that was produced as a test as part of the research. The true purpose was to transform into an immortal undead who could live forever.
If the Death Knight had held out for a long time, we would have been able to extract more morale from this war…
‘It’s unfortunate, but there’s nothing we can do.’
The death knight died, and the morale of the troops in the outer castle deteriorated to the worst. Duke Ethan’s power was that great.
Still, it was okay.
Because this was within Felix’s expected range. The power of Agiles’ essence gathered in one place was such that it would not be strange to call him transcendent.
Is that it?
High-ranking undead like lichs.
“…Sogaju! “What is this!”
Even these petty flatterers were able to turn them into warriors without fear of death.
With a single gesture from Felix, the vassals around him fell like fallen leaves.
Soon, headless knights poured out like a waterfall. Even though each individual’s strength is weak, the more their numbers increase, the more they will be able to hold back the duke. That wasn’t the end of the magic Felix had prepared.
The evil dark magic encroached on the surroundings like fog.
The bodies of the soldiers touched by the fog were dried and twisted like mummies. Absorb life.
It was one of the forbidden magics that extorts the target’s vitality and increases the main body’s magical power. The dead soldiers turned into skeletons and rose up.
An army of over hundreds of deaths was prepared in an instant.
Felix’s hand pointed at the duke.
―Would you like to face the essence of Agiles?
The legion began to move towards the knight.